The Queen Stage

Dubbed as the the Queen Stage of the Epic, after 5 days of intense racing, was a tough ask for any rider – regardless of fitness level and ability. The legs are tired, the body is tired, the mind is not as motivated as Monday and the challenge is a big one.

Only the strong make it through and the cream rises to the top when the challenge is presented. Such was the result from the Team Pyga Euro Steel riders, Matthys Beukes & Phil Buys, who raced and rode as hard as possible to make the most impact on the overall GC and maintain their grip on the African leaders jersey.

Nino Schurter, despite having a puncture, simply stamped his class on the field in the iconic Queen stage, stating that any race he enters he intends to win. A class above the rest.

Nino Schurter celebrates with Matthias Stirnermann, on their stage win.

Nino Schurter celebrates with Matthias Stirnermann, on their stage win.

Team Pyga Euro Steel

Overall a huge effort by the Team, riding & chasing for a large part of the race, on their own, they put all they had into making an impact on the stage.

Cadel Evans, Tour de France winner & George Hincapie revel in the challenge of the Epic and proved that the racing bug never goes away as they sprint to the line to take the stage win in their category but try to pull back some time on their category leaders.

Cadel Evans, Tour de France winner & George Hincapie revel in the challenge of the Epic and proved that the racing bug never goes away as they sprint to the line to take the stage win in their category but try to pull back some time on their category leaders.

Team Pyga Euro Steel's rivals chased hard and rode well all day but  weren't able to close the gap down on the prestigious African Jersey.

Team Pyga Euro Steel’s rivals chased hard and rode well all day but weren’t able to close the gap down on the prestigious African Jersey.